Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Republican Finger Pointers

Today's Post Star has an article on the race here. The Clifton Park Republican Party planned and paid for an attack mailing, which claims Kirsten defended Enron executives. Not only is the piece a lie, but they knew it was not true when they printed it. Kirsten addressed this charge as early as February 1st. Her law firm taking on a client doesn't mean that she defended that client. Since more than two thirds of the money that Enron gave went to Republicans, it seems a rather odd charge to bring up in the campaign, don't you think? Enron was a big giver to George W. Bush.
Between 1989 and 2001, Enron contributed nearly $6 million to federal parties and candidates, more than two-thirds to Republicans. More than $2 million of that money came during the 1999-2000 election cycle alone, when the company became one of the biggest boosters to President Bush’s campaign for the White House. Enron’s PAC and its employees contributed $114,000 to Bush during the 2000 campaign, while former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay served as one of Bush’s Pioneers, individuals who raised at least $100,000 for the campaign. (
A letter to the editor echoing the Republican charges from a Sweeney supporter has already been published. It is Kirsten that is running for office not a law firm. Sweeney supporters better watch out when the try to link Gillibrand with Enron. John Sweeney took $3,000 from Enron's Accounting Firm's PAC Arthur Anderson. (source) They were responsible for the lost jobs, stock market and pension fund losses and corporate greed which the writer calls "baggage." I guess it is true, whenever you point a finger at someone there are more fingers that point back at you.


Blogger devtob said...

Don't expect Lisuzzo to tell the truth about Democrats, it's not in his nature.

But if he's mailing in February to Sweeney's adopted hometown, then someone must be worried.

In the campaign season, Lisuzzo's attention will be divided, especially if his puppet Phil Barrett wins the Republican Assmebly nomination.

In any event, having a field presence in Clifton Park will pay dividends for Gillibrand. Like most suburbs, it's not as Republican, and certainly not as Bushite, as it once was.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Darth Atomic said...

devtob is obviously unfamiliar with Clifton Park. Otherwise he would have noted that in the last local election the Republicans overwhelmingly defeated a silly ward district scheme that the Democrats pushed. Republicans like Phil Barrett and Mike Lisuzzo are successful because the advocate fiscally sound budget practices.

3:59 PM  

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